Affinity Community Services held its second annual "Black Gold: A Casino Night" at The Charles A. Hayes Family Investment Center on Nov. 3. The event featured an open bar, a DJ and dance floor, a raffle, a buffet menu and, of course, a variety of casino games and card dealers. Entertainer Trina Truluv emceed the event.
Among the items featured in the raffle were a theater package from About Face and Victory Gardens Theaters, a deluxe in-home wine tasting and spirits package, a private tour and special cocktail hour at CD Distillery, and a "treat yourself" package which included items from Estee Lauder, Asrai Gardens and Early to Bed. Among the many attendees were mayoral candidates Toni Preckwinkle ( who is Cook County board president ) and Lori Lightfoot.
Sponsors for the event included United Airlines, About Face Theater, Sky Chicago, Center on Halsted, Howard Brown Health, Victory Gardens Theater, Early to Bed, CD Distillery and Asrai Gardens with drink sponsorship provided by Sidetrack Video Bar and MillersCoors.
Affinity Community Services is a social justice organization that works with and on be half of Black LGBTQ communities, queer youth and allies to identify emergent needs, create safe spaces, develop leaders and bridge communities.